Get your kicks on ROUTE
01 Sep 1997 06:23:42 -0700
NOTE: THE POSITION DESCRIBED BELOW HAS ALREADY
POSTED: August, 26
Chicago-Saint Louis-Oklahoma City-Amarillo-Santa Fe-
-Albuquerque-Flagstaff (Grand Canyon)-Los Angeles via...
A unique opportunity to discover the American Dream,
past and present, via one of history's great roadways.
I'm a writer/photographer/videographer documenting The Main
Street of America, the mother road, US ROUTE 66, and need the help of
a navigator/participant/assistant: someone cerebral and handy with a camera;
someone interested in traversing Chicago to Los Angeles for 6 weeks at
a thoroughly investigative pace in countryside where art Deco diners and
roadside kitsch continue to keep the Wal-Marts and McDonald's at bay.
WHAT I'M BRINGING:
My truck and a 35'
with all the trimmings: full kitchen, hot shower, air-conditioned, privacy
enough for two. Lots of AAA maps and a couple ROUTE 66 guides.
WHAT YOU MUST PAY FOR:
1/4 of the gas..or..$250, whichever is less. 1/2 camping charges
(cheaper than hostels: typically, your cost will be $5 to $12 per night)
your share of food (we'll raid the fridge frequently, but much ROUTE 66
magic is to be found in its diners and other eateries, and they're also
the best sources of information.)
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:
Light traveling gear: a few changes of clothes, toiletries...a sense
of adventure and inquisitiveness. Also, there's room for another bicycle
on my roof-rack.
DEPARTURE: August 31.
DURATION: Arriving Los Angeles mid-October.
Phone: 1 (800) XXX-XXXX
leave a message specifying a time and phone # where you can be reached,
or define a time and location convenient to transit in downtown Chicago
where we can meet in person the following day.
It was my dream that screwed up, the stupid hearthside
idea that it would be wonderful to follow one great red line across America
instead of trying various roads and routes.